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it. >> reporter: with president obama and mitt romney both in ohio today, the focus is likely to shift back to the economy. >> thank you, karen. >>> all of the new numbers putting more pressure on the vice presidential candidates who debate this coming thursday night. live coverage begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> one month of the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans were killed in a consulate attack in benghazi, there's word that a top white house official will visit libya today. reports say john brennan, the top white house counterterrorism adviser, will be in tripoli to meet with senior libyan officials about the investigation into the killing of ambassador chris stevens and the others. >>> and a story breaking overnight. more explosive rhetoric out of north korea this morning, warning that the united states is in striking distance of its missiles. today's remarks are in response of south korea's announcement of a deal with the u.s. to triple the range of its missiles. the north says it shows the allies are plotting to invade the country. >>> a travel
. the countdown to the next battle between president obama and mitt romney. both men are in intense training for the second debate on tuesday. with 23 days left before election day, the stakes could not be higher. many believe the president needs a knockout to regain momentum. it's "your voice, your vote." here's david kerley. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning. the president is holed up in a virginia resort for three days of debate preparation. his performance could blunt romney's place in the poll. the stage is being set. the ring, if you will. >> think the stakes are enormous, particularly for the president. >> reporter: round one went to romney. the second round, biden got obama back in the fight, even if the overall debate with ryan was a draw. now with three days away, the candidates in their corners. mitt romney in boston the. president in williamsburg, virginia. taking three days off the campaign trail for practice. the president watched the polls tighten after the first debate. with romney moving ahead in virginia in one poll. >> how are you? >> reporter: team owe what t
obama and mitt romney. both men in intense training for tuesday's second debate. and with just 23 days left before the election, the stakes could not be higher. many believe the president needs a knockout to regain momentum. it's your voice your vote. here's abc news reporter david curly with the details. >> the stage is being set in new york. the ring if you will. it's the next debate round. >> i think the stakes are enormous particularly for the president. >> round one went to romney. the second round obama got back in the fight withwide. now with round three just days away, this morning the candidates are in their corners. mitt romney in boston. the president in williamsburg, virginia, taking three days off the campaign trail, not for golf, but debate practice. that's because, after his first debate, the president watched the polls tighten in key battleground states with romney moving ahead in virginia in one poll. team obama tells us the president will go after romney on his tax cut plans, and his ideas for winding down the war in afghanistan. but in tuesday's debate, it will be au
in california and mitt romney in virginia. but both campaigns have their eyes on a new poll that shows the race getting even tighter. >> we begin with abc's tahman bradley in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> good morning, paula, good morning, rob. polls show a tighter race after last night's debate. and president obama is bringing up huge cash, in fact, he's back on track to raise more than $1 billion. >> reporter: overnight the stars came out to help president obama. bill clinton and katy perry were among celebrities on hand at a fund-raiser. one of five events expected to raise $10 million. this after mr. obama and democrats raised $181 million last month. the president made a joke last week. >> they just performed flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president's rival, mitt romney is on the stump drawing huge crowds, thousands of accounts in florida. >> you'll have the chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. now, of course, days later, we're hearing his excuses. >> reporter: a new gallup poll confirms romney picked up momentum af
. >> reporter: with president obama and mitt romney both in ohio today, the focus is likely to shift back to the economy. rob and paula, back to you. >> thanks a lot, karen. >>> this thursday, it's the candidates for vice president who will meet face to face, and our own martha raddatz will moderate that debate. abc, of course, will carry it live. it all kicks off at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. they say bind could be feeling the pressure. the president did so poorly. now pressure on joe's shoulders to come out there and kind of maybe put -- you know, spark a fire that the president could not. also interesting, came out yesterday from our pollster at "the washington post" is that the composition of the polls has changed a little bit. that can explain some of the shift in the numbers. both in the gallup and pew poll, self-identified democrats, that number was higher in the predebate polls. self-identified republicans were up in the post-debate polls. so the wind has definitely been at romney's back, that's for sure, but the composition changed and changed numbers as well. and that has maybe cha
the biggest impact. >> that is interesting. thank you very much. >> and both mitt romney kpt president took their campaigns to important battle ground states today. the president appeared in ohio urging them to register to vote and he took a shot at his opponent's vow. >> he's going to bring down the hammer on sesame street. look. that is not leadership that. is salesmanship. >> there is an ad mocking romney for the comments but the broadcaster says it's not pleased wlt message and asked the campaign to take the ad down. romney responded with his own attack autos these are tough times with real serious issues. so have you to scratch your head when the president talks about saving big bird. >> narrowing polls and strong debate last week reenergized the campaign, polls show a tightening race with just four weeks until election day. the vice presidential debate is coming up this week and you can watch it thursday here at 6:00 p.m. >> democrats who are backing drop 30 asking the woman funding prop 38 to hold off on launching television ads. and there is a political battle. >> with proposition 3
think now that barack obama has had the opportunity to meet both mitt romneys, i don't doubt that he'll make some adjustments. i know he's looking forward to the next debate. >> robert gibbs, thanks very much for your time this morning. >> george, thanks for having me. >> let's hear from the romney campaign. ed gillespie joining us this important. ed, thanks for getting up this morning. you heard robert right there, masterful, theatrical, fundamentally dishonest. i guess his basic point now about governor romney on his tax plan is either that he's not telling the truth about the scale of the tax plan or abandoning his economic theory. which one is it? >> well, the problem they have is that the debate's performance on wednesday evening was not a matter of style, it was a matter of substance, and governor romney laid out a plan for turning this economy around, getting things moving again. he had a fact-based critique of president obama's failed policies that the president was unable to respond to, and today and since then, the obama campaign, they remind me a little bit of a 7-year-old
. >> reporter: with the race still tight both president obama and mitt romney watched closely. >> the president: i thought joe biden was terrific. i could not be prouder of him. >> reporter: they even shared a few laughs with >> i think the vice president knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. [ laughing ] >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: that got a lot of laughs. the next big debate is next tuesday when president obama and mitt romney go head-to-head for their second debate that will take place in new york. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >>> that second debate next week is at hofstra in new york in a town hall meeting format, abc 7 will carry it live tuesday night starting at 6 p.m.. >>> a's fans are thanking their team for a fantastic season, one that halls come to an end but not for lack of trying. the team could not manage one more win to advance in the playoffs. the tigers dominated the a's last night in the final game of their series shutting them out 6-0. fans say it was a great ride and in losing gave their team a standing ovation. >> on the oth
, bringing his re-election total to 835 million. romney's racessed at least 548 million so far. this week it's the running mates' town -- turn to debail, but today both sides were spinning the presidential showdown. >> a clone that looked like mitt romney that walked away from fundamentally every position he had taken. >> there was a shift in the dynamic. people saul the real mitt romney. >> abc-7, washington. >> ama: venezuelan nationals are anxiously awaiting the outcome of their country's presidential election. analysts believe chavez faces the touchest election of his his 14 years in office. after casting his ballol chavez said he will, quote, respect the results, whatever they are. >> san francisco's suspensed share ross mirkarimi will find out on tuesday ill -- if he can keep his job. he plead guilty to charges following a domestic dispute with his wife on new year's. he fate rests in the hands of the san francisco board of supervisors, nine of the 11 supervisors have to vote against mirkarimi to remove him from office. supervisors refuse to say how they'll vote. >> family and friends
points in mid-september. coming off his big debate win. and both president obama and mitt romney head to the crucial battleground state of ohio today. >>> also, more fallout from the nasty wedding brawl, all caught on tape. one of the guests is now charged. and new pictures of the bride just moments after the mayhem. look at that. >>> and we also are hearing the death threats with "dancing with the stars." big emotion for bristol palin, under so much strain right now. and mysterious white powder sent to her. we're going inside that story. >> that's strange. >>> let's get right to jerry sandusky. the former penn state coach is speaking out before his sentencing this morning. convicted on 45 counts of sexual abuse. sandusky still insists he's innocent. abc's jim avila has been covering this story from the start. he's outside the pennsylvania courtroom, where sandusky will appear later today. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, george. we think we know what jerry sandusky will say from his attorneys and also his public statement. now, abc news obtained a portion of what one of
there and do what president obama failed to do last week. >> reporter: with the race still tight, both president obama and mitt romney, watched closely. >> i thought joe biden was terrific tonight. i could not be prouder of him. >> reporter: and in the end, their running mates even shared a few laughs. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> i always say what i mean. >> reporter: that got a lot of laughs last night. now, the next big debate is next tuesday. that's when we see president obama and mitt romney faceoff for round two in new york. reporting live in danville, kentucky, brandi hitt. rob and paula, back to you. >> look forward to round two. abc's brandi hitt reporting this morning from danville, kentucky. thanks, brandi. >>> and president obama, as you heard, gave vice president biden's performance a thumbs-up last night. he watched the debate aboard air force one, returning from one of his last fund-raising events before the election. the president chided mr. romney for calling himself, quote, severe
, good morning, sir. >> reporter: good morning, dan. as of this morning, mitt romney has the mighty mo going into next week's debate. as both candidates are battling for the critical, undecided voters. >> governor mitt romney. >> reporter: back on the trail for the candidates. >> didn't joe do great last night? >> reporter: after no knockout blow in the vice presidential debate. but the romney/ryan team sees an opening. not on the economy, which is improving. but rather, the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, which resulted in the death of the ambassador and three other americans. >> he is doubling down on denial. when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. >> reporter: romney was referring to the debate. one of the first questions from abc's martha raddatz. asking joe biden why there wasn't more security in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. >> reporter: who is the we
are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: the moderator martha raddatz set it was more intimate. >> the jabs felt more personal. >> reporter: both sides claiming victory as they head back on the campaign trail to rally more support. debate was a tie. biden brought energy the democrats wanted and ryan brought seriousness the republicans needed. >> reporter: romney and ryan are campaigning to the in ohio. biden is hitting the trail in wisconsin with anticipation building for the second presidential debate next week. broken did hit, abc news, kentucky. >> next debate -- hofstra university in new york. abc 7 will carry it live at 6 p.m.. >> union the winner of this year's nobel peace prize. the committee made the announcement this morning a -- a choice that celebrates the eu for france moring most of europe from a continent of wars to a continent of peace. the decision is being met with a mix of praise and shock. the eu has come under fire for its happening of the debt crisis. >>> weekend
first term as governor. he served 12 years in congress, he was 86. >>> presidential race tightening both on the road. president obama coming to san francisco this afternoon. mitt romney is enjoying a bounce in virginia to talk foreign policy. tahman bradley has the latest. >> reporter: overnight, the stars came out to help president obama. bill clinton and katy perry were on hand at a fundraiser one of five vents expected to ad 10 million dollars to the campaign -- after mr. obama and democrats raised 181 million dollars last month. thanking the performers the president made a joke about his lackluster performance last week. >> the president: they perform flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: mitt romney is on the stump, drawing huge crowds, 9,000 in florida. >> you have the chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. [ laughing ] >> now of course we are hearing his excuses. >> reporter: new poll confirms rom tphaoep picked up momentum after the debate, president obama is leading three points after up by six points at his peak. tahman bradley, abc new
and the banking state if you look at where both money has come not only for obama but romney there is california, number one. now, the president traveled to ohio
-- >> oh, now you're jack kennedy. >> ronald reagan -- >> reporter: at the end, each man summed up and both chose to attack. >> my friend says that 30% of the american people are takers. romney points out 47% of the people won't take responsibility. he's talking about my mother and father. talking about the places i grew up, my neighbors. he's talking about, he's talking about the people that built this country. all they're looking for is an even shot. >> president obama, he had his chance. he made his choices. this is not what a real recovery looks like. you deserve better. mitt romney and i want to earn your support. we're offering real reforms for a real recovery for every american. >> at least it was a lot better watch than the romney/obama. meanwhile hashtag mularkey is trending nationwide. and martha raddatz has received 80,000 twitter mentions, some saying martha for vice president. >>> next, our political insiders are going to tell us who made the grade tonight. [ feedback ] attention, well, everyone. you can now try snapshot from progressive free for 30 days. just plug this into yo
for 72 hours. >> plus it may have been the most memorable moment of the presidential base. mitt romney's threat to fire big bird. how these ruffled feathers are giving flight to new support for both sides. it's all coming up on "abc world news" now. ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. septic disasters are disgusting and costly, but avoidable. the rid-x septic subscriber program helps prevent backups by sending you monthly doses right to your door so you will never forget to maintain your system. sign up at [ bottle #2 ] i heard it came from space... nooo! ...from a very clean alien civilization. that's crazy. crazy clean. whaaaaat?! come on... [ male announcer ] mr. clean magic eraser bath scrubber. its clean is out of this world. >>> welcome back, everybody. we touched on the presidential race earlier. but maybe the biggest political happening came on "saturday night live." >> indeed. that's where big bird got his chance to go rogue in response to a line from mitt romney in last week's debate. abc's reena ninan has the details. >>
in the way tonight of governor romney's success. >> and jon karl, you covered both these men on capitol hill. they both seemed to bring their own a-games, very different kinds of games and i nope you are also looking at the facts right here. did you see any kind of glaring factual misstatements? >> well, i think there was a lot of back and forth, frankly, it's going to be difficult to untangle. these come from different views on the views of tax cuts, but i've got to tell you something, george. i'm here in what we call spin alley. this is where all the top people for each campaign are going around and giving their take on what the -- what happened in this debate. and it is entirely different than what we saw at the last debate where, if you remember, the romney folks were out in force, talking about what a great debate they had and the obama team came in very briefly and left. in this case, the obama people are out in force, they are thrilled with biden's performance. they like the passion. they are calling him the happy warrior. i just spoke to obama's campaign manager who said this was a c
30 days to go now until the election and both candidates trying to capitalize on their own momentum. governor romney fueled by his debate performance in florida all weekend long drawing his biggest crowds yet and president obama with that new unemployment number back to where it was when he took office teaming up with bill clinton in california, and clinton will be on the campaign trail all week, and this as a new gallup poll showing a tighter race after the debate. the president now up by just three points after being up by six points at his peak. abc's david kerley is on the campaign trail tonight in florida. >> reporter: 9,000 flag-waving romney supporters jammed the town square, 6,000 last night, all ready to turn the president out of office. >> you all have the chance to hear his answers or his not answers -- nonanswers. now, of course, days later we're hearing his excuses, and next january we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >> reporter: team romney is feeling the momentum from his debate performance, and the obama campaign is admitting even the pres
states but romney has closed the gap, making the debate interesting. and both are very comfortable getting into specifics but experience on this type of stage couldn't be more different this, is yin's first national debate. one aide admitted he is nervous. yesterday he gave a preview of how he'll go after biden. >> what he can't run from is president ob yaum with's record. >> biden is expected to be more offense than defense, his aide says the vp will fire back at what he calls ryan's extreme positions on reforming medicare, president obama offered his advice. >> i think joe needs to be joe. joe understands what it means to scrap and you know, knows what it's like to see his dad lose a job. and when his, that heart and that story comes out, he's -- incredibly effective. >> abc 7's political analyst says biden needs to avoid the big mistake. >> i think the point is not to win the debate for biden but to avoid making mistakes and b, start the offensive that obama should have started on whether or not romney's move to the middle is credible. >> for example, push ryan on details about
in just 30 days. a total of 835 million breaking his own record of four years ago. mitt romney has raised at least $548 million, and here's what's remarkable, if both men had stayed in what's known as the public financing system in which they can't take huge donations but then get matching federal funds, they could have only each spent $135 million. that means the president has really raised six times what he would have been allowed if he had stayed in the public financing system. now, mitt romney is going to continue today to try and flip florida into his column. he has another appearance in port st. lucie a little bit later today. >> astonishing numbers, david, thank you. >>> we'll turn to the political showdown, not between presidential candidates, but rather cable tv heavyweights, and in one corner "the daily show's" jon stewart, in the other bill o'reilly of fox news. at times, as you can imagine, decorum went out the window, and so many people wanted to watch online last night that the server actually crashed. abc's reena ninan has the story from washington. good morning, reena. >>
romney has surged into the lead among likely voters after that strong first debate performance momentum building both find themselves in battleground states today ohio for both. we'll have the latest from the campaign trails. also, shocking, very sad hollywood split danny devito and rhea pearlman calling it flits. -- calling it splits. also great morning, it has been a lot of fun, team robin added a new member today rob lowe took over this place today, we dug out old game show footage of him he has come to play today. john goodman, alan arkin from new movie argo. cavalcade of stars. it is fair to say you complete it this morning, all next. >> ahh! don't be jealous you can visit any time, all right? >> i'm gonna take you up on it. i'm taking up on that, i'm in. >> see you tomorrow. >> we have an office and army cot for you buddy. >>> tonight begins the battle to stay life in baseball divisional playoffs for the a's and giants. the a's fight will be home in the coliseum. die-hard fans plead in front of city hall yesterday to cheer on the green and gold. -- a's play in front of a sell-out
is that romney is gaining in the key battleground states, where the race really matters. he's gained, put it to virtually a tie, in florida and virginia. he had been behind in both states. and even in ohio, the president still has a lead there. but in polls this morning, romney is gaining. >> the president has about a six-point lead in ohio this morning. jon karl, thanks very much. >>> and diane sawyer and i will have live coverage of the vice presidential debate at 9:00, 6:00 pacific. and we're proud that the moderator will be our friend and colleague, abc senior foreign affairs reporter martha raddatz. >> looking forward to that, george. >>> now, to the bombshell report in the doping case against lance armstrong. nearly all of his own teammates testifying against him. saying, he not only took drugs himself, but helped them dope, as well. abc's neal karlinsky has the story. >> reporter: rare home video, a revealing look inside lance armstrong's team at the 1999 tour de france. >> smile. >> reporter: this morning, many of the same loyal teammates who carried armstrong to seven tour de fra
watches, but really about a cluster, maybe six, eight states will make or break this race. romney made up a lot of ground since last week's debate for sure. >> i don't know if this one will move the needle. both appealed to their base really. joe biden didn't make any fatal flaws. and neither did paul ryan in this one. but, you know let everybody spin it how they want. i looked at six different polls. three gave it to biden. three gave it to paul ryan. >> it's a draw essentially. >> pretty much is a draw. >> again, i know the media's inclination, folk's inclination to pay attention to stylistic issues rather than substantive one -- the water drinking, laughing, grinning, we saw more of joe biden's teeth than his dentist last night. looking at the issues iran taxes, abortion medicare the role of faith, how they govern there are some sharp differences between the two men. i hope people paid attention to that other than the theatrics of the night. >> martha raddatz, our colleague here at abc, i think she did a fantastic job. really just keeping everybody in check. >> martha
race. both candidates campaigned hard the state yesterday, and mitt romney has more appearances there today. abc's karen travers is joining us this morning with more on this very close race. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. good luck trying to make sense of any polls over the last couple days. one thing is clear. this hayes has gotten tighter. mitt romney was back in iowa for the first time in nearly a month. >> iowa is going to help elect me the next president of the united tate >> flying over his event, this sign mocking him for the comments about big bird at last week's debate. the obama campaign is also trying to keep that in the news with this new ad. >> mitt romney taking on our >> mt.t romney taking on our >> republicans say the president's campaign is showing signs of de >> these are tough times with real serious issues, so you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. >> election day, weeks away, getting a solid read on where the race stands is not easy. a new center taken af
for both candidates in the battleground state of ohio. and this morning, polls continue to show a surge for mitt romney. >>> and listen to this story. it outraged me and everyone here all morning long. a young, 14-year-old girl. she inspired so many as a symbol of defiance against the taliban because she was promoting education among women. she's now fighting for her life, after the taliban targeted her, gund her down. she survived. and a team of surgeons extracted a bullet from her neck this morning. she is recovering. we'll have the latest on the story. >> one brave young woman. >> absolutely. a remarkable story. >>> we have to switch gears now. we want to show you a video we can't stop watching. how so many people are getting up close and personal with tigers. is it just wild encounter? or too close to nature? >> topping the alligator. >>> and we also have a special guest today. ann romney will come in our second hour. we're looking forward to that. >>> we're going to begin with the alarming arrest at l.a.x. after man arrived at customs wearing body armor, agents discovered his lugga
to go. it's "your voice your vote" and mitt romney is heading into the week with a head of steam from the debate. abc's david muir is here with the latest from the campaign trail. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, george. as you know, both campaigns eagerly awaiting polls in those crucial battleground states this week to get real sense of who is ahead this week after the political whiplash. the president lifted with that unemployment rate, now below 8%. even the president overnight reviewing his own debate performance. president obama on the west coast overnight, at a star-studded concert fund-raiser. after thanking the performers, the president with a not-to-subtle reference to his own debate performance. >> they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. [ laughter ] >> reporter: one of six fund-raisers expected to bring in nearly $10 million with help from bill clinton and stars including katy perry, who tweeted this photo of her presidential polish. it comes as we learned the president had a record haul in september, $181 million in donat
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